Description - **Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**Being adjacent to Bluestone Lake, the state's second largest body of water, the area offers guests boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Hunting is offered due to the wildlife management area status, and Bluestone has over 330 primitive campsites and picnic sites. Avid fishermen can enjoy float fishing and stocked trout fishing in Indian Creek. Hiking and equestrian trails are also popular. Boat rentals are nearby.
- Camping Areas
Indian Mills - 15 sites
Keatley - 15 sites
Bertha - 55 sites on lake
Mouth of Indian Creek - 94 sites on the New River
Shanklin's Ferry - 91 sites on the New River
Cedar Branch - 45 sites on the New River
All campsites are $11.00 year-round with senior discounts available.
Check-out is 12 noon
Two motor vehicles per site
Only one camping unit per site (not per family)
Family camping groups may have 1-2 small tents
Non-reservable campsites are rented on a first-come,
Camping can only occur at numbered sites.
Alcohol is prohibited
No hunting in the campground area
Campers must register and pay at the check-in booth.
Dogs and cats permitted on a leash not more than 10 ft. in length
No motorbikes or ATV's
Limited fireplaces and stoves
Do not leave fires unattended
Fishing (with required state license)
Hunting (with required state license)
Horseback riding - Stable available for overnight
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
Located in the southern part of the state, Bluestone Wildlife Management Area is accessible by several major highways. Take exit 139 (Sandstone/Hinton) off I-64 to WV 20 south and drive 5 miles. From the I-77 south, take the Athens Road Exit (exit 14) to WV 20 north, and travel 22 miles. Consult an official highway map for further details.